Thursday, July 20, 2006

THANK YOU !!!

It is hard for me to type right now, i have been so honoured with your amazing kindness, my tears unfortunately will not stop. i will be writing to each and every one of you to say thank you as soon as I can. Remember, no obstacle is so great that it should ever keep you from your dream. "Believe and in your heart you know, that no one can change the path that you must go."
I love you all, thank you, I have never known such love in my life. thank you.
malan

92 Comments:

Blogger Kathleen said...

No problem, Malan. You're going to have alot of ppl to talk to!lol. We'll always be here for you. gr! I wish there was someone like you my age in my school!

-Kathleen

12:40 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Malan, I can't believe you got kicked off PR! The show won't be the same without you. But I'm sure that won't stop your success.

Much love, Kat.

12:50 PM  
Blogger pattycee said...

malan, i really was shocked that you were sent away, but i guess i shouldn't have been, after last season's chloe win fiasco. you are a very interesting designer and i esp loved your spring collection, the luscious red and black mini dress. so beautiful! i see from looking at the internet today that i was not alone in my shock over your early dismissal. the show lost one of its more compelling characters and you left just as you were starting to make friends. but i can see you will go on to great things. believe me, you made an impact on every PR viewer and we will be following your career! it is fascinating to me that you do film and music as well. i will be watching to see how things go for you. all best, patty

1:04 PM  
Blogger market chippie said...

oh Malan...

dammit, you've made me cry, and I never cry. but I've been doing so since last night. You were my favorite from day one, and I...ah, hell, I can't type right now. I won't be able to see the show in the same way with you gone.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Eva said...

Judging by what I've seen, I think that your excellent style and attitude positively influenced a lot of people even though you were only on Runway for a short time, and you continue to show how gracious you are. Good luck showing at Fashion Week, Malan! Your talent is amazing!

-Eva

1:07 PM  
Blogger Britty said...

You made me cry last night. :)

1:21 PM  
Blogger Johanna said...

Malan, I was so dissapointed to see you go. Sure, there were some problems to that dress. But overall, you're an amazing designer and you're vision was wonderful. Plus you were so nice and sweet to everyone. You'll be missed by many fans. =] I cried when they let you go, so that shows how sad I was. Keep up the fantastic work and know you are never without friends. Looking forward to seeing your new work!

1:53 PM  
Blogger Josephine said...

i have the biggest crush on you, Malan. its such a shame that you got auf'd when you did, you and your designs were both really interesting and the rest of the season will be awful because you won't be on it.

bookmarking your blog to read about all your future successes...

1:54 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Anne Easter said...

Malan,

It is truly a travesty that you were kicked off. I vowed to never watch the show again, but I fear I will not be able to follow through on that. I find it incredible that they chose you over Angela. And by the way, I quite liked the gown. I saw room for improvement, but it was certainly NOT nearly the worst of all of the gowns.

You are quite talented and beautiful, and will go very far in life.

Love and respect,

~Elizabeth

2:05 PM  
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2:25 PM  
Blogger catalina said...

I was very sad to see you leave Project Runway, but thought you handled yourself with class and dignity. I wish you well, and expect to hear good things about your continued success.

With love,
C.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Cristine said...

Malan, I am shocked and saddened at the outcome of last night's show. You certainly did not deserve to be auf'd. Even Andy from PR indicated in his blog that he was surprised. Until now, I thought that PR judging was just. Now, I am convinced that your dismissal was done more for ratings than fairness. Angela will polarize the remaining contestants and create the drama that reality shows crave. PR lost a tremendous amount of credibiity last night. It's their loss. Your premature departure from the show will only bring you more support and success will soon follow. I look forward to following your career and wish you the best of luck. You will prove your mom wrong. In fact, I think you already have...
Cristine

2:30 PM  
Blogger Billy Joe Koepsel said...

I couldn't believe they axed you. It was pure stupidity on their part. I have a feeling they will not be able to live down the embarrassment when your name is bigger than Gucci, Hilfiger, Karan & Klein put together.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Billy Joe Koepsel said...

I couldn't believe they axed you. It was pure stupidity on their part. I have a feeling they will not be able to live down the embarrassment when your name is bigger than Gucci, Hilfiger, Karan & Klein put together.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Ginny said...

Apparently Tim's podcast on the Project Runway site for this episode includes some compliments for your integrity - and that he wished he'd known what Angela was doing in the workroom at the time.

While on that site I read your bio page and was surprised to know that you had lived in Utah. I grew up there as an "outsider" and can only imagine at what it was like for you. I will have more to say on the matter later on my regular blog.

My best wishes for success and happiness in the future go to you, Malan.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Amasa said...

Awww, now you're making me all teary! It is so beautiful to me that someone with such talent and genius can ALSO be a really humble and sweet person. Malan, you are the real deal. <3

3:07 PM  
Blogger Jasmine said...

Malan, I'm *so* disappointed and shockedthat you were eliminated. You were one of my favorite contestants, not only because of your designs, but because of your interesting personality. I think you're so talanted, and I'm sure you'll be successful! : )

3:22 PM  
Blogger lane said...

my mom and i watched the episode last night and were both raging with fury.
we were practically crying.
my mom refuses to watch the show now.
you're an amazing designer- i predict a very bright future. you're a fantastic designer and an amazing person.
keep it real malan. dont forget who you are. you made it buddy. <3
-lane

3:58 PM  
Blogger Alec said...

Malan, I am very sad to have you off of the show.

You were, are, and will always be my favorite designer.

I was so moved by your presence being removed on the show last night, that I did some blogging of my own:

http://www.tomgreen.com/deputyBlog.php?deputy_id=69&PHPSESSID=3724e6f4f22bb5333f2ffbe2e71a57c9

In looking at the site last night, I did not notice this blog section. I obviously have now, and have read every bit posted here. I really enjoy your writing style, the presence of your personality is instanly apparent.

I am 16 years old and very interested in film and art.

I really look forward to seeing your work in the mediums.

I created this account for the sole purpose of contacting you, so, my blogging is not to be seen here.

I have also posted some videos of mine here: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=corpsemann666

I feel a bit strange linking that to you as it is a very mixed bag of some film projects and videoblogs. If you'd like to get a sense of me, though, I suggest you look there.

We all realize that you being eliminated from Project Runway was a mistake. Please continue updating this website with your photography and continue to post in this blog. We are all really interested in seeing more of you.

Malan, I sincerely thank you for reading this, and I truly appreciate your influence.


Best,
-ALEC LAMBERT

4:02 PM  
Blogger Randi said...

Malan, you deserve the love and attention you are getting. Your blog and site show much more of your sensativity and wisdom than the PR viewing audience was allowed to see. Your work is fabulous, and your thoughtfulness and insights are refreshing. Bless your creativity and keep inspiring the rest of us!
Randi
www.justsewsimple.com

4:04 PM  
Blogger yomister said...

Malan, You demonstrated a great deal of dignity and proven yourself a man of great talent. Well done.

Best wishes.

4:05 PM  
Blogger holly said...

Hello Hello!

So nice and fun to be able to talk to you Malan!! I've been watching the show since the end of the first season and I've gathered what I thought I knew what the judges and producers looked for.
And when I saw you on Season 3, I knew you would be a nice addition, with real talent and what Project Runway "looks" for.

I was TRULY shocked when you were eliminated. I would have never guessed. I have NO idea what they were thinking...really. I thought you were going to make it far. You have way more talent than Vincent.

You have opened up opportunities now, hopefully... so your desire for fashion shouldn't be over just yet. You have the confidence, the charisma, and talent. I was disapointed to not be able to learn more about you.

Holly

4:10 PM  
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4:11 PM  
Blogger kdk said...

I cried for you too. I wish you all the best. Keep following your heart and never be afraid of your passion. They know the way to your dreams.

4:26 PM  
Blogger stephanie fabbro said...

Malan, thank you. Your words last night were heartbreaking but love will get you, and all of us, through.

So what do you say? Do you like to ski?

4:45 PM  
Blogger grudge girl said...

You deserve all the good wishes and more! There aren't enough people in the world who strive to create beauty, all the while maintaining their integrity and innate sweetness and grace. You are such a person, and I think that's what we've all responded to. Such a manner of walking through the world should be encouraged, and will be rewarded in the end!

5:32 PM  
Blogger Faye said...

You will be sorely missed, but it is PR's loss. As you can see from the all support, no one is ever a failure who has friends. Uh oh, I think I just infringed on a famous movie. :P

Keep reaching for your dream. I will be watching out for you.

Best regards to a truly classy gentleman. Malan Breton, we hardly knew ye...

5:43 PM  
Blogger pointdesprit said...

oh i just love your accent, dahling.

project runway made a big mistake...you are incredibly talented!

love you!

6:22 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'm still in shock that you won't be o the show next week! Just know that people love you and can't wait to see what you're going to do next. Thank you for being such a genuine, sweet person and on a reality show - imagine that!

Keep up with your blog so that we can all keep up with you!

Love,
Laura

6:38 PM  
Blogger El Capitan Habla said...

Never thought I would look up a PR contestant to contact. Here I am, the world is strange. The tears were real, and when you said you've never had many friends, I hope you realize that is not true now. Look at all the people commenting here, and it is all with good wishes and good intentions. I believe that is the definition of friend. We may screw it up, but we mean well.

In the longer run of life, you'll have no problem getting work, I read your bio - you already have a long list of accomplishments. This offers a new beginning. From the words of the Dune novels - "now is not the time for sorrow, let it turn to something else - use the energy for more important work."

Peace to you and all your days.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Bobo said...

I was so looking forward to seeing your work-now I am so sad..... You seem like such a wonderful person and what you said at the end touched my heart - as I'm sure it did many others. I am sure you will be more successful in the future even than you are today.

Good luck!

6:46 PM  
Blogger MickeyMm said...

Malan-

Tough break but life goes on. You came off as a real class act on national TV in front of millions of people. I was hoping you'd go the distance (I'm not sure I want to watch the rest of the season!) Good luck in your career. Touching final words by the way.

Best wishes!

6:53 PM  
Blogger Skye said...

It's quite unfortunate you got taken off the show so early; I was expecting you to stay for a good while.
I haven't noticed you responding to comments; however, I wanted to check, it's filmed several months before it airs, right?

7:15 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Malan, you are amazing and inspiring. It was greatly disappointing to see someone with such class and wit go last night. You will certainly go far in this world and I wish you luck with everything you do.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Ellie said...

coucou malan,

j'ai ete tres decue de te voir partir. je te souhaite pas bonne chance mais bonne continuation parce que tu as du talent et je sais qu'on va bientot entendre parler de toi en tant que designer. tu es une merveilleuse personne et je t'admire enormement. mes parents ont toujours critique mes capacites et m'ont toujours dit que je n'arriverais jamais a rien faire. tu es mon hero car tu as choisi de continuer a suivre ton reve.

comme on dit en france,

je t'embrasse

7:50 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

MALAN I can't even imagine watching the rest of this season without you. You were the only designer on the show who I truly felt had talent not to mention a strong, wonderful personality. I hope to see more of your work soon elsewhere.

7:55 PM  
Blogger baphomette said...

You definitely deserve everyone's good wishes and more! It's rare when someone accepts such a decision with as much grace and dignity as you did. Hell, I know I couldn't have done it. As someone else commented, WWD were ever-so-right when they named you one to watch. You are a doll!

8:05 PM  
Blogger Felix said...

Hey Malan,

I watched the first episode twice just wanted to confirme that the place you said you were born was Taiwan!
Today I was shocked to see you out of the show, seriously, u r my favorite, not only you were born in my mother country, but also you're a very unique person, and seemed very very nice! Though I'm not a fashion designer, but I do like the dress you made, keep up all the good works, we're here for you!

加油!

Felix

8:06 PM  
Blogger Sterling said...

You are hands down my all time favorite contestant on Project Runway (my wife, my 10 year-old son and I have watched all three (3) seasons). I am really disappointed to see you go (although I have to admit I did not like the final dress (I am not a fan of any asymetry (i.e. one shoulder with strap, the other strapless), but I understand the constraints there and that you cannot start over when an ambitious design isn't quite working).

I would love to see you come back for another season because you probably are a superior designer to many of the other contestants. With your popularity, I'm certain you would be invited back merely by asking. Most likely, however, you'll go on to bigger and better things.

Prior to Heidi saying "you're out," I was impressed by the dignified and reverent, yet appropriately humble, way you carried yourself (class act) and the way you genuinely befriended the other contestants.

I'm serious. You're level of charm is up there with Cary Grant (my all time favorite actor). I would definitely want to see you in movies. It's not the accent, which I have to admit is cool, it's really just, I don't know, you come accross as having impeccable style (in the best sense of the term) down to the core.

Anyway, best of luck. Remember that without the lows, we could not enjoy the happy times.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Kayla said...

Another "made the account so I can leave you a message person" here. It's truely heart breaking that they let go of someone with so much natural talent so early on. Sadly I have to wait till Monday to see the second episode but your design from episode 1 and the ones on your site are truely lovely.
As a teenage aspiring to become a Fashion Designer it was really emotional to hear the story about your mothers lack of support. My parents say they will support me in any field I choose to follow but in reality it's clear that they would rather me go with something much more stable. So knowing that you, after not being supported in what you love, are capable of being an amazing designer regardless is inspiring.

8:17 PM  
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8:18 PM  
Blogger carliedarcy said...

Malan! You are very inspirational. If I were to meet in you in some form of reality, I would imagine you to look and be incredibly comfortable. For it seems that is how you are with yourself. I hope you continue to do great things, I will miss you Wednesday nights on my lonley little television set.It is saddening that you are gone, but I think that with your determination, you will only be more sucessful in the wake of this incedent. Hope and Love!

8:18 PM  
Blogger It's Me...no wait...Jen's mom said...

Malan,

You are an amazing individual with amazing talent. You have such style, vision and creativity.
I look forward to seeing your couture on the pages of W, Vogue and Bazaar. I love your website!

As a mother of a soon to be college graduate, I encourage you to follow your heart and let this opportunity take you to another level.

If you believe the impossible, the incredible will come true.

Never let go of your dreams!
Go the distance!

8:31 PM  
Blogger Ronni said...

Malan, I was devastated to learn that you were leaving the show. Truly, the producers of PR have absolutely no taste in the finer nuances of fashion. I suppose you weren't 'commercial' enough for their liking...but that is their loss, truly.

Good luck with your next collection. I eagerly await your latest creations--and know that you do not need a reality show to prove how talented you are.

Ciao,

K.

8:31 PM  
Blogger W.F.T. said...

Malan, frankly, you are too good for PR ... in every way.

I have been an ardent fan of PR since the first episode of the first season, but I have decided to not watch it anymore because that decision reeked too much. (And I am not the boycotting type nor the reality show type!)

Keep on being you, sweetie (a talented and beautiful sweetie).

-B.

8:39 PM  
Blogger High Chihuahua said...

Class act!

8:55 PM  
Blogger Iza said...

Malan, I love your vision! I am not gonna watch PR anymore,no reason. I wish there were more people like you.My heart was broken when I saw you leaving the show. Just remember, you are the best!
Iza

8:56 PM  
Blogger High Chihuahua said...

Class act! Spine and taste .

8:56 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I too have a mom who shreds dreams, Malan, and when I heard you speak about your mother, I was so impressed with your bravery and openess. I wish I were as strong as you.
What a mistake that you were voted off - for all the reasons I've seen written here. We liked getting to know you. Good luck to you.
Suzy

9:10 PM  
Blogger Spurs Dork said...

I was completely shocked when Angela stayed over you... she behaved like such a prat. It was obvious you had the more potential :(

9:18 PM  
Blogger c ceres merry said...

Oh the mother mention broke my heart the most I know that feeling and it still goes on so when I hear someone else suffering I want to cry and pull for them. Tell your mother, Malan, to read these pages and she'll know she missed out on so many years of creative thought and art and maybe (?) she'll change and even if not, this is real, people admire and love you so please do not feel sad (I know easier said than done but...) Madam Breton, your son is wonderful. Please with all respect to you, open your eyes and see..

9:22 PM  
Blogger minxbear said...

I remember knowing you, albeit briefly, in the days of Joe Allen's. I remember that you had the sweetest eyes and a warm spirit and it came across so clearly on the show. I cried like everybody else in this blog, with my girlfriend. Wishing you all the success that you deserve. You should never fear that you will not have enough friends or people who love you-you have too much going for you, not to love.

9:37 PM  
Blogger dezluvsmoz said...

Hi Malan:

I am sad to see you off the PR Show.. I think you were the far most interesting, gracious and humble character on that show!.. I think you are great and you will be much more successful now!.. Your story, attitude and gracious exit inspired me to keep going forward on my dreams .. I myself design fashion accessories, all self taught, I have created my own line " Hip Chic Couture" and at times I feel like giving up!! My ultimate dream is to design clothing. I have no experience in design, but I do have a natural flair for it... I think I am inspired to keep going forward.. In any sense I wish you the best, you are gorgeous, wondering if you like Morrissey as your style reminds me of him.. He's my ultimate favorite.. Wishing you much success in your future endevors!

9:54 PM  
Blogger Ava said...

Aww, Malan. Don't cry or I'll start up again. I wasen't expecting you to respond like this! It's nice to see someone actually be thankful and respond to their supporters. We love you so much Malan!! <3

Lots of love, Ava

9:56 PM  
Blogger armani_bear said...

Let it be known Mulan, that I am done with the show. You are a great person. This coming from a big hip hop loving black dude from Brooklyn. What happened to you was a joke. I thought you were a shoe in to win or at least be top three.

I say that you go on to have your own show. Trust me we would all support and watch. In time I hope you go into men's fashion as well. I think you would make wonderful jeans and suits. Tell you the truth them kicking you off made you even more popular. Cause now you are the underdog. So please make them regret their stupidity. But of course with class.

10:54 PM  
Blogger Jonna Barnett said...

Malan, I have to admit that the first PR3 show I didn't like you much. But I did admire your designs. Knowing that most things in life are political I'm not surprise that you left the show. But I am greatly saddened by it. As the show was progressing I was starting to like you as a person also.....there was a sweet sadness to you that you seemed to try to hide with your bravado. Good Luck in the future and with your designing....never give it up.

11:11 PM  
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11:39 PM  
Blogger justiceformeandyou said...

Malan,
You are very precious. I'm so happy that you are committed to continuing with your design. You clearly have much to offer. We are all with you, and you never have to say goodbye to the love that is here for you.

11:41 PM  
Blogger Mags said...

Malan,

There was something in your demeanor that resonated with me, and I was very disheartened to see you dismissed off of the show in the 2nd round.

I hope the day will come when the world can experience your vision and point of view from a design perspective.

You were truly my favorite going into this competition. I wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors.

12:06 AM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Two days later and I'm still upset that you were auf'd by Heidi. Normally I agree with the Project Runway judges, but this is the first time I was in total and complete shock. For what it's worth, thank you for being you. I enjoyed watching you for the short time you were on PR. I wish you much success! Take care...

12:10 AM  
Blogger bankmonkey said...

Malan, you should not have been kicked off PR! Even though you may no longer be on the show, it's obvious that you have touched a lot of people, and your career will go far. Good luck!

12:25 AM  
Blogger Adria said...

Dear Malan,

It’s been more than 24 hours and I still can not believe it. I am astounded, and saddened, that others remain while you are no longer a part of the project. You are a man of style and dignity and certainly added a touch of class to the show. I was so looking forward to seeing more of your designs and your creative process. There is absolutely no reason to watch PR3 now that you are gone. Hopefully, this isn’t the end of your presence on television, or the internet. I would love to see podcasts with your comments on fashion.

Here’s to your long, successful career in every venture.

There was a boy, a very strange, enchanted, beautiful boy...

12:42 AM  
Blogger Valentin Twice said...

My sister Meevish and I watched the episode for the third time tonight, and found that it breaks our hearts anew with every viewing. To console ourselves and hopefully cheer you up as well, we created a corner of comfort.
Here it is!
A close-up of the tray.
Us baking the cookies: Meevish. Valentin.

4:23 AM  
Blogger divabeadz said...

It broke my heart to watch this episode, Malan...I cried right along with you. Don't look at this as a failure, look at it as an opportunity. You will succeed...don't let the naysayers get you down! Here's wishing you a lifetime of success! (((HUGS)))

5:22 AM  
Blogger zabrena said...

Oh Malan...
So many loved you, and you fell to the ratings monster.
All I can hope is that this big "shocker" brings you back onto the show next week.

I loved your designs so much, I would love for you to design my wedding dress... too bad I could never afford such talent :(

5:24 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I hope the judges and producers realise what a horrible mistake they've made. It disappoints me how little thought they put into it. I'm sure you've heard this 100 times over, but you're brilliant and you're going to go far. Don't ever feel as though you're alone. You have quite a large crowd of fans, including myself, only wishing you the best. I'm still rather upset by what was decided upon during episode two. I know you'll do better and more magnificent things which the other designers can only imagine having the chance to do. Show them these spectacular things can be done because everyone knows you're quite capable. I can't wait to see more of you in the future! Good luck, and best wishes!

P.S. There's so much more I'd like to write, but I'm afraid it would turn out to be such a ridiculous amount of rambling and ranting. And who only knows how much of that I've done.

6:02 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

Malan - I too am the progeny of an unsupportive, critical mother. At every turn, she put me down. Anything I wanted to do, the response was always, "You can't do that." I wanted to study architecture and interior design: "You can't do that. You need to be able to draw and you can't." I wanted to major in vocal performance: "Oh no, I wouldn't do that. You have a nice voice, but it's nothing special." So, I understand and empathize with your pain. What people like us have to learn to do is delete that virus, so to speak, from the hard drive in our hearts and upload a more positive, loving message. We have to find our strength and self-conviction from within since we were not taught that we are unique and talented individuals that can succeed whatever we put our heart and souls into. I wish you so much success and love in life. Please do not take the cut from PR as evidence that your mother was right and you will never amount to anything. It couldn't be further from the truth. I hope it doesn't take you 35 years to figure that all out like it did for me.

6:15 AM  
Blogger MuffinGal said...

You were ripped off. Even if the judges didn't like your dress, Miss USA knew that Angela presented nothing in their meeting. That alone plus her saboteur behavior was enough for an auf wiedersehen.

I wanted to see more of you! I will miss you on PR! ^_^

7:07 AM  
Blogger scaredy-kat said...

I still can’t believe you were auf’d in the second episode. That’s almost crueler than getting cut in the first show because no one remembers the first unfortunate soul to go. You were my favorite from day one, and now I’ll never get to hear any more of your stories or see your designs. The show will be blah without you.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Atomica said...

Malan, I feel the judges made the wrong decision. I was looking forward very much to seeing more of your designs. I hope you will continue on and on, doing what you love. You will find happiness in your personal and professional life -- I just know it. Sometimes it just seems like it will never happen, but you are so talented and have so much to offer. If I could give you a big hug, I certainly would.

7:48 AM  
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7:48 AM  
Blogger Aldonza said...

I'm a bit saddened that I own't be seeing your face on PR any more. Personally, I would absolutely die to wear one of your creations. Your my fantasy designer!

When I saw the first PR I expected to dislike you. They really played up the fact that you turned them down last season. However, afterr the first show I really warmed up to you. You seem like an awesome person.... a little vulnerable, a little cocky but true to yourself.

It doesn't hurt that you're so easy on the eyes. You're adelicious dish, Malan. I can't wait to see what you do next.

8:20 AM  
Blogger KiWi said...

Malan, your departure was heartbreaking. Every season, someone wonderful gets booted too soon and unforch, it was you. Jeffrey should have been on the chopping block for that horrid 'frankengown' he cobbled together out of the wreckage of 4 bad ideas.

9:23 AM  
Blogger daisy4given said...

Malan!
I know that countless others have said the same thing, but i just want to join the masses - you should NOT have been out!! I don't know what happened there, the talentless freeloading Angela should have gone. You have a passionate, artistic spirit, and best of all, you have lots of talent and heart! I was shocked and saddened to see you go, and I will be watching for you in the future. You have hoards of fans now, Malan, so don't keep us wanting!! With love and admiration, KD.

9:30 AM  
Blogger basquette said...

I feel rather motherly towards you, dear, since your own was such apparent tripe. Goddess bless, and keep designing. I need something kicky for court appearances ...

9:38 AM  
Blogger blamethebloom said...

Wow Malan,
I could not believe that you got eliminated on PR. I think it was one of the most, if not the most unfair judging decision thus far. I thought it's so sad that they would choose to eliminate someone with such great taste (and a gentleman) and who actually WORKED on a garment over someone who can't sketch, didn't do any work, and does nothing but trash others. I thought it was so nice of you to say that you would rather be out yourself rather than your partner because it was your own garment. But why should i be surprised that they chose the bitches? That's the kind of behavior that's rewarded nowadays.
But keep up the good work and be confident in yourself!
Much love :)

9:47 AM  
Blogger Paravak said...

Dear Malan,

Even the NY Daily News is reporting that you are someone who left far too quickly. You are an intriguing character and one of the most popular people on the show. On all the message boards and blogs everyone is saying how disappointed they are and how much they like you. I'm so happy to see that you are not bitter. Leave that to the ugly characters; bitterness is so unattractive!
I wish you great success in the future. I'm sure you will achieve your dreams. And I look forward to seeing you on the re-union show.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Katastrop said...

Malan,

I was horribly surprised by your vote off of Project Runway. I have to say you had wonderful upstanding integrity and honor in your defense against the judges. There's so much backstabbing against each other on that show and you proved not to be "a cut of that cloth". It's better to be hated for what you are, than loved for what you are not. You are an amazing designer and the judges verdict should not have any say in your worth as a designer. You produce quality style, and along with the integrity, you prove to be an asset to the fashion industry, which frankly has too many trashy designers with bad ethics. Cheers for Malan!

10:42 AM  
Blogger susana said...

Malan, Just a quick note to say that I believe in you. It's taken me 2 days to get past the initial shock of your departure from PR! I really don't know if I can continue to watch it. I have been a loyal viewer from the start, but after Chloe's win last time, and now you being "out", I have lost interest. I wish you all the best and I KNOW you will acheieve all your goals.

-Susana

10:55 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Malan - There is more than one way to win a reality show. Often, the real winner is not the person that is the official winner. Your grace, your emotion, and your obvious dedication to your craft put you head and shoulders above your fellow contestants this season. I'm not crying for you, because I know that anyone who handles himself with such dignity will be fine. I look for great things for you in the future -- because I'll be amazed if you're not the REAL winner of this season.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Lilia said...

I almost cried when you got kicked off! I loved your designs and the accent :) . You were the best designer there, but everyone goes through good times and bad. I wish you the best of luck!

~ <3 Lil
P.S- If your mother doesn't see that you have real talent now, then you shouldn't let her weigh you down. I know it's not easy (trust me, I do), but you have real s and talent that should be recognized and appreciated. Love ya!

12:35 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Malan, I was truly saddened to see you leave the show so soon. You should be very proud of the way you conducted yourself during the competition. Not only did you stay true to your vision as far as design, but you treated your fellow designers with respect and kindness. I look forward to following your career for years to come.

xoxo
Sara

1:13 PM  
Blogger Miss H. said...

I am blown away that you were eliminated, Malan! Considering the excessive drama and just plain bad design happening around you on that runway, it was just totally unfair!
I would love to see your gown after an entire week and a few fittings to really showcase and complete it. It would have blown then away. xoxo

2:45 PM  
Blogger gaas said...

I just think you are extremelly charming...

From Gustavo
gaas@sbcglobal.net

4:54 PM  
Blogger nemi said...

I was almost inconsolable in the days after your departure. I didn't cry, I bawled. Reading these posts makes me realize that it was not just me who felt for you and saw was at a terrible choice the judges made. It's a shame that's all we will get to see of you this season. You will be sorely missed. Please keep us up to date on your goings on. You are a gifted individual with a beautiful heart. Never lose that.

Love - Nemi

7:40 PM  
Blogger ZigKvetch said...

Malan, I was surprised and saddened to see you go. You were fun to watch and I'd looked forward to learning more about you this season. You have nothing to be ashamed of, and instead should be proud that you stuck with a design you believed in and conducted yourself with class and sensitivity.

Think of it this way- it's always good for a performer or artist to "leave 'em wanting more," and although your journey on PR has come to an end, it sounds like you're ready to take your designs to the next level. And now you'll have legions of new fans following!

Best wishes for much success.

8:22 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Here's lookin' at you, kid. Stay yourself, doll.

Yr. Obd. Srvt.,
Annie

4:24 PM  
Blogger Ree said...

I found you to be a very equable and classy presence on project runway. I cannot pretend to know anything about fashion, but I do know a thing or two about aesthetics, and I was shocked when you were cut. What you said at the end of the episode almost had me in tears, and I really don't cry over people I have never met.
So I wanted to wish you all the best, for it is obvious you are very talented at what you do, and I am sure that you will find success out there that is longer lasting than a reality TV show. Cheers.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Maggie Hurley said...

Malan,
I was so touched by your presence on PR-thank you for sharing your gift! You are so incredibly talented, but more importantly, you are so brave. It is not a great thing to have talent, most do!, what is great is to use it, every day and to refuse to be stopped. You have absolutely NOTHING to be ashamed of; keep on be-ing: smart, talented, brave, classy and strong. You didn't use the platform for anything other than honorable purposes, nor did you attempt to belittle the talents of your peers. Both of these facts are just examples of person you are. Congratulations on your work and your life--despite an early exit from reality TV, it is clear you will continue to have an incredible impact on this world.

Thank you for sharing your gifts,
Maggie :-)

11:33 PM  
Blogger AbbyNormal said...

Dear Malan,
Never let yourself truely believe that you should be ashamed of being eliminated on PR. And BTW your mother was wrong about your talent and cruel to throw your designs on the floor without looking at most of them. Shame has been induced in you by others but you don't have to own it and you don't deserve to feel it.
Much happiness in all you do and don't worry about friends...you have many potential friends just from this blog. You ARE a part of something. Take care

10:41 AM  
Blogger Pinkymarz said...

Malan,

I was impressed with you the first time I saw you on the show. You have a free spirit that we can only hope for. I cried when you cried.

I am hoping that the producers call you back to the show!!!! Maybe!!!!

Hugs, Pinky

11:18 AM  

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